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London pay demonstration

Government unmoved on NHS staff pay rise, despite UK-wide protests

Nurse demonstrators in London were applauded in the street, but union demands go unmet

Uptake for the nursing degree apprenticeship programme has been poor

Nursing degree apprenticeship spending boost falls short, says RCN

More support for three-year nursing degree students ‘the fastest way to get more nurses’

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Tributes paid to nurse who died in traffic accident

Victoria Kavanagh excelled in her role with the school health service, say colleagues

Picture shows a medic standing next to a car conducting a COVID-19 test at a temporary testing centre at Watford General Hospital

COVID-19 undiagnosed in many nurses, study suggests

Mild cases were missed before loss of taste or smell was added to coronavirus symptoms

Menopause in the workplace

Lack of support for staff during menopause affects work and career, survey reveals

Menopause affects 90% of women doctors’ working lives according to a BMA survey

Image showing money. Protesters are demanding an early pay rise following workforce’s COVID-19 efforts

Thousands expected to join NHS pay protests

Protesters are demanding an early pay rise following workforce’s COVID-19 efforts

Evidence and Practice

Treating buckle fractures in children with a soft cast and home removal: a quality improvement initiative

Treating buckle fractures in children with a soft cast and home removal

A quality improvement initiative introduced by advanced nurse practitioners

Exploring patients and family members’ experiences of care in the emergency department

Exploring patients and family members’ experiences of care in the emergency department

An investigation of patients and family members’ experiences of care in one ED in Iran

Optimising the conservative management of closed tendinous mallet finger injury

Optimising the conservative management of closed tendinous mallet finger injury

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the different types of...

Meeting the needs of homeless people attending the emergency department

Meeting the needs of homeless people attending the emergency department

The care needs of homeless people attending EDs are frequently misunderstood

The provision of emergency healthcare for women who experience intimate partner violence

The provision of emergency healthcare for women who experience intimate partner...

Strategies to address knowledge deficits and negative attitudes

Exploring medicines reconciliation in the emergency assessment unit: staff perceptions and actual waiting times

Exploring medicines reconciliation in the emergency assessment unit: staff perceptions...

Why you should read this article: • To recognise why timely medicines reconciliation is...

Features

All you need to know about NMC fitness to practise cases

Fitness to practise cases are central to the NMC’s regulation of nursing standards

Lyme disease risks

Lyme disease: how nurses can identify it and advise patients

How to detect the tick-borne infectious disease and promote awareness among the public

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A collage showing the nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

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Picture shows nursing staff starting a shift in the resuscitation room at Medway Maritime Hospital wearing personal protective equipment.

How early preparations have helped one emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic

Forward triage enables nurses to prevent unnecessary admissions and cross contamination

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A woman in scrubs standing in a clinical area, reflecting on her experiences at work

How to use your COVID-19 experience for reflective practice

Amid the upheaval of the pandemic, nurses can use reflection to process their experiences

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Advanced care planning

COVID-19: how nurses can facilitate advance care planning

Conversations about end of life care are important for the patient and those close to them

Opinion

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COVID-19: essential training is still possible

How to use distance learning to keep skills developing and morale boosted

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Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

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Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

Students

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Illustration showing a nurse standing in front open an open door with the sign 'In', choosing to opt in to a clinical placement

COVID-19: why I’m glad I faced my fears and opted for extended clinical placement anyway

I have learned so much about being a nurse by working in a great ED team during the pandemic

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Nathan Harrison

COVID-19: how working at the Nightingale has changed my student experience

Two students describe their first weeks in the workplace, and what has helped them cope

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Careers

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team of nurses sitting talking, showing importance of debriefing

Fear and anxiety can infect teams, but you can harness this crisis to come out stronger

COVID-19 is putting nurses under extreme pressure, so here’s how to help colleagues cope

Andy Thurgood arriving at a road traffic accident

I make clinical decisions at emergency incidents – and as a nurse I bring so much more

Pre-hospital emergency medicine consultant nurse Andy Thurgood on his challenging role

Lauren Johnston

How I make the emergency department less daunting for people with learning disabilities

Lauren Johnston describes her work in a pioneering nursing role

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